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Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., and Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA. Even as hosts, Inskeep and Montagne often get out from behind the anchor desk and travel across the world to report on the news first hand. While they are out traveling, David Greene can be heard as regular substitute host.

Heard regularly on Morning Edition are some of the most familiar voices including news analyst Cokie Roberts and sport commentator Frank Deford as well as the special series StoryCorps, which travels the country recording America's oral history.

Produced and distributed by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based around the world, and producers and reporters in locations in the United States. This reporting is supplemented by NPR Member station reporters across the country as well as independent producers and reporters throughout the public radio system.

Since its debut on November 5, 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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4:00am

Mon July 18, 2011
Business

Business News

Mary Louise Kelly has business news.

4:00am

Mon July 18, 2011
Business

Google-Plus Tries To Compete With Facebook

Google has rolled out its latest venture into the world of social media: Google Plus. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Jennifer 8 Lee about the newest social network.

12:01am

Mon July 18, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Rethinking Tinnitus: When The Ringing Won't Stop, Clear Your Mind

Originally published on Wed July 27, 2011 11:45 am

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teaches simple techniques — such as using slow breathing — to focus your attention.
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Silence is a beautiful thing. But Robert DeMong has accepted that he'll likely never experience it again.

He's got a condition called tinnitus, which means a ringing sound travels with him everywhere he goes, including to bed at night.

It came on suddenly about five years ago. And he says it threw him into depression. "It was like an ugly monster inside my head," recalls DeMong. "I couldn't sleep at night."

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12:01am

Mon July 18, 2011
Author Interviews

Education Of An Interrogator: Questioning The CIA

Glenn Carle served for 23 years in the Clandestine Services of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Sally J. Carle

Glenn Carle's bosses asked him if he could go on a trip — one that would last somewhere between 30 and 60 days. His job? To interrogate a man suspected of being a top member of al-Qaida.

It was 2002 and, in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 tragedy, the U.S. was heavily engaged in its "War on Terror." Carle, a former CIA intelligence officer, was "surged" to become an interrogator and sent to one of the Agency's secret overseas facilities. He writes about his experience in his new book, The Interrogator: An Education.

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12:29pm

Fri July 15, 2011
Politics

Obama Calls For At Least A 'Down Payment' On Deficit

President Obama and House Republicans have clashed in negotiations over how — or whether — to raise the federal borrowing limit, known as the debt ceiling. Obama had a news conference Friday, his second this week to discuss the spending cuts and revenue increases he thinks are needed to fix the problem. Mary Louise Kelly talks with NPR's Brian Naylor about the news conference and the partisan battle.

7:45am

Fri July 15, 2011
World

Bilingual Passenger Sues Air Canada

A passenger aboard an Air Canada flight said he was refused service in French, one of Canada's two official languages. So he sued. Michel Thibodeau and his wife won a $12,000 settlement and an apology.

7:39am

Fri July 15, 2011
Around the Nation

Washington, D.C.'s Official Drink? The Rickey

Politicians in Washington, D.C. have finally agreed on legislation. The City Council has proclaimed the official Washington drink. The Rickey is made with gin or whiskey, lime juice and club soda. It was invented at a D.C. bar popular with politicians and reporters in 1883.

5:46am

Fri July 15, 2011
Business

Business News

Mary Louise Kelly has business news.

5:20am

Fri July 15, 2011
Middle East

A Facade Of Normal Life In Syria's Capital

Syrians walk outside the Omayyad Mosque in the old city Damascus in April. Residents are adapting to life amid the s ongoing uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime.
Anwar Armo AFP/Getty Images

Things are slowly returning to a normal life in Damascus. But the foreign tourists are missing as the uprising against President Bashar Assad drags.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
Politics

Obama Warned Not To Diss Democrats On Debt Deal

Originally published on Fri July 15, 2011 12:29 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Yesterday on this program, we heard about the hell-no caucus of the Republican Party. Those are conservative lawmakers who say they will not vote to raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

Today, we turn our attention to the other side of the aisle. Some Democrats fear the White House is going so far to please Republicans that President Obama is undermining his own party.

NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
Around the Nation

Deal In Place To End Minnesota Shutdown

The state government in Minnesota may be back in business soon. The state's Democratic governor and GOP leadership have agreed on a proposal that would raise $1.4 billion in new revenue. The government has been shut down for two weeks.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
Politics

Partisan Standoff Dogs Debt-Ceiling Negotiations

After days of intense negotiations, lawmakers appear no closer to a deal on raising the federal debt limit. After yet another meeting Thursday, President Obama encouraged congressional leaders to go back to their parties and gauge the rank-and-files' willingness to make a deal.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
NPR Story

Prosecutors Strike Out, Clemens Walks For Now

Judge Reggie Walton has declared a mistrial in the Roger Clemens case. Walton ruled that prosecutors had indelibly tainted Clemens' ability to get a fair trial by exposing the jury to inadmissible evidence. Clemens was on trial on charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
NPR Story

Outspoken Panetta Returns From Iraq, Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is just back from a trip Afghanistan and Iraq. They're his first visit to the war zones since taking over the top job at the Pentagon. Mary Louise Kelly talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how Panetta is making the transition from the very secretive role he played as director of the CIA to the very public job he has now.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
Europe

Italy's Lawmakers Pass Austerity Measure

After days of market turmoil, the Italian parliament is rushing approval of an emergency budget to try to reassure international investors that Italy -– the world's 7th largest economy — will not be overwhelmed by the sovereign debt crisis.

4:00am

Fri July 15, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

12:01am

Fri July 15, 2011
Monkey See

A Guide To Potter-isms: Wizardspeak In Translation

Ben Zimmer runs the web site Visual Thesaurus, which maps words and their relationships to each other. On Friday's Morning Edition, he talks with host Mary Louise Kelly about the special vocabulary that's arisen from Harry Potter books and films — the last of which, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, opens this weekend. He compiled this quick guide to Potterisms.

1. Muggles and other blood types

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7:31am

Thu July 14, 2011
Around the Nation

Tennessee Wildlife Officials Tranquilize Bear

The young black bear, which weighs about 130 lbs., apparently likes walking. The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis reports on evidence that it's a long-distance traveler. It may be the same bear spotted in Alabama and Mississippi.

7:18am

Thu July 14, 2011
Strange News

Man Wins Fight To Wear Pasta Strainer On His Head

An Austrian man has won a three-year battle to appear in his driver's license photo with a pasta strainer on his head. Niko Alm, a self-described atheist, argued he must wear the strainer for religious reasons. That religion is Pastafarianism.

6:52am

Thu July 14, 2011
Middle East

Saudi Princess Lobbies For Women's Right To Drive

Saudi Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, 27, is very outspoken about the rights of women in Saudi Arabia. She has been lobbying to improve their employment opportunities by allowing them to work in the public realm, and to gain the right to drive.

6:47am

Thu July 14, 2011
Asia

No Group Claims Responsibility For Mumbai Attack

India's financial capital was struck Wednesday by a series of blasts that killed at least 17 people. It marked the second time in three years that Mumbai suffered a major terrorist attack. Steve Inskeep talks with Mark Magnier, a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in New Delhi, about the attack.

6:42am

Thu July 14, 2011
Law

Prosecution: Roger Clemens Lied About Steroid Use

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner faces charges of perjury and obstruction of Congress — which carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. The prosecution says it has physical evidence against the baseball pitching star, but Clemens' attorney contends the evidence is fake.

6:39am

Thu July 14, 2011
Movies

Last 'Potter' Movie Is One Of The Best

Harry Potter has headlined seven films over 10 years, and brought in $1 billion in domestic box office sales. The eighth film opens at midnight, and it already has sold more than $32 million dollars in tickets.

6:33am

Thu July 14, 2011
Media

Reuters Columnist Admits Error In News. Corp. Story

Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston says he made a mistake. The Pulitzer Prize-winning economics reporter wrote about Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The company faces a scandal in Britain but Johnston focused on something else. He wrote News Corp. paid no taxes for years, instead collecting billions of dollars in refunds. Johnston tells Steve Inskeep his story was wrong.

6:27am

Thu July 14, 2011
Middle East

Britain Watches As Others Call For Change In Syria

The Obama administration stopped short of calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign after Assad loyalists attacked the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. The public posture on Syria is changing as Assad's regime continues its brutal crackdown on protesters. Britain's Foreign Officer Minister Alistair Burt talks to Steve Inskeep about the situation in Syria.

6:22am

Thu July 14, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Fight To Maintain Control Of Gualish

There's been more fighting in western Libya as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi moved to retake control of a village that fell to rebel fighters earlier this week. As news of the latest attack spread, young rebels in the mountain town of Zintan jumped into cars and trucks heading to the front. Civilians fled in the other direction to escape the bombardment.

4:00am

Thu July 14, 2011
Media

Will News Corp.'s Scandal Spread To The U.S.?

The phone-hacking charges involving Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has mostly been a British scandal. But the tentacles of his empire extend far beyond Britain. Ken Auletta, media writer for The New Yorker, talks to Mary Louise Kelly about the scope of the News Corp. media empire.

4:00am

Thu July 14, 2011
Space

Astronauts Enjoy NASA's Version Of Shrimp Cocktail

What do astronauts eat aboard the space shuttle? Mary Louise Kelly and Steve Inskeep report on the culinary delights of space.

4:00am

Thu July 14, 2011
Around the Nation

I-405's Closure Will Be A 'Nightmare' For L.A. Drivers

Southern Californians are calling it Carpacoplypse and Carmagadden. This weekend, Interstate 405 in Los Angeles will shut down completely for construction. The closure is causing a certain amount of panic.

4:00am

Thu July 14, 2011
Business

Business News

Mary Louise Kelly has business news.

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